UCSB Homepage UCSB History Department Homepage Sign In

David Rock

Current Courses

Spring 2014 (current)


Fall 2014 (tentative)


Department Fields

Announcements

There are no announcements

Current Graduate Students

Latin American History


Professor
Ph.D., Cambridge University, 1971

Office: HSSB 4260
Spring 2014 Hours: Tuesday 11.15-12.15

Download CV


When I went to Argentina as a graduate student, I discovered an exotic and complex land I have never been able to escape from. I have written mostly about twentieth century political history, but with a strong awareness of earlier periods. In recent times, I have become interested in Latin America's external connections, leading to a book in preparation on ties between Argentina and Britain. It's going well!

Research and Teaching Interests

  • History of Argentina; History of Latin America

Current Projects

  • Empire without Governance: Britons in the Rio de la Plata.

Selected Publications

  • State Building and Political Movements in Argentina, 1860-1916. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2002
  • (editor of) Latin America in the 1940s. War and Post War Transitions. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994
  • Authoritarian Argentina. The Nationalist Movement: Its History and its Impact. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992
  • Argentina, 1516-1987. From Spanish Colonization to Alfonsin. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987
  • Politics in Argentina, 1890-1930. The Rise and Fall of Radicalism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1975